I'm calling a Do-Over.
8 year old twin style.
The twins have recently picked up the chore of doing the dishes.
(MUCH to their older brothers delight)
Oh how it pays to have a twin.
One of you loads.
The other one unloads.
Double the mess.
Double the helping hands.
It's all good.
Until....I went to start the dishwasher today that they had "loaded".
And here is what I found:
I'm pretty sure nothing is getting clean like that.
I'm just sayin.
Please do take note of how the silverware is all cozied up together in one little corner.
There must be some super-duper top secret flatware pow-wow goin on.
Shhhh...don't tell the sporks.....they weren't invited.
To their credit
A: They are really cute despite their obvious abhorrant dish loading skillz.
B: Any future twin wives reading this years from now should know that I will do all I can between now and then to remedy the aforementioned dish situation.
C: If I fail at remediating them through the course of Dish 101 please don't blame me.....I beg of you.............
....I tried....I really, really tried.
D: If the afore, afore mentioned remediating does indeed fail....may I...in a most non-intrusive mother in law way.....suggest using paper products so as not to ignite any marital unrest due to their lack of dish skills?
E: My current excuse for the above incident is that they are a bit out of practice as we have been cutting them some major slack during Fall ball baseball season.....there are only so many hours in a day when you are 8 and going to school all day and doing homework and rockin the baseball field all night.
F: But that would just be an excuse.....and I try not to make excuses for my children. It doesn't really do them any favors.......apparently unless it involves baseball and dishes.
So that certainly must account for this particular predicament.....at least that is what I am going to tell myself.
I think some retraining is in order.
Did I mention how cute they are?